NNA – Heavy fog is causing disruption across western Europe, with low visibility leading to significant flight delays.
There were delays on Monday at airports in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, and Brussels, where visibility reportedly dropped to just 100m.
The situation was worsened at Duesseldorf Airport by the discovery overnight of an unexploded World War Two bomb.
A controlled explosion closed the airport to flights for an hour.
According to Eurocontrol, the European air safety agency, there were more than 120,000 minutes of flight delays across the continent on Monday morning, with 94% due to adverse weather conditions.
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A Eurocontrol spokesman told the Guardian it was “unusual situation to have such widespread low visibility for such a long period”.
Airports in Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and the UK were among the worst affected, according to the agency’s Twitter feed.——BBC